I am currently a studio artist and Bellingham, Washington has been my home base since fall of 2004. Since winter term of 2012, I have served as Sessional Faculty in ceramics at The Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I received a BFA from Utah State University and an MFA from Penn State University. After schooling I served as the lab technician and a ceramics and drawing instructor at Napa Valley community College for two years. After two years in Napa, I moved to Helena, Montana where I was accepted as an artist in residence for two years at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and was the recipient of the Taunt Fellowship Award. Since then, I have taught and lectured at numerous places nationally and internationally, such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ceramics Ireland International Festival, Thomastown, Kilkeny Co., Ireland, Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada, the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2009, I was awarded an NCECA International Residency Fellowship for a residency in Vallauris, France, and my work is included in major collections such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: de Young, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona. I am currently represented by Ferrin Contemporary Cummington, Massachusetts and Abermeyer + Wood in Seattle, Washington.